Stream 2 – Interested researchers/trainees
Training in the principles of KT is available for researchers and trainees from other fields. The core competencies for stream 2 include training in both end-of-grant KT and integrated KT.
Courses offered through this stream are:
- National Seminar Series
End of Grant KT
The aim of the End of Grant KT workshop is to provide tools for grant writers to assist in the end of grant KT component of their grants. Course attendees will use their own grants to develop an end of grant KT plan.
The target audience for the course is:
- Scientists interested in learning more about end of grant KT
- Trainees learning to write grants
- Research staff who write grants
Course cost: $150 ($50 for students and fellows).
This half-day course is offered twice a year, in February and August.
Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This is an online introductory course on systematic reviews and meta-analyses. It is co-taught by Sharon Straus (MD, MSc) and Andrea Tricco (MSc, PhD). The overall course objective is to teach about systematic reviews in general, as well as how to go about doing a systematic review.
It is recommended that the students conduct a systematic review while taking this course, as the information provided with help guide the systematic review process.
The course will cover 16 modules in total. Each module consists of a video presentation, 3-5 mandatory readings, optional readings, and a mandatory quiz. In addition, there are two assignments related to developing a systematic review question and protocol. The students will have three months to complete the course and we will provide high-level methodological support for the review, including a consultation with an experienced librarian and a consultation with an experienced biostatistician (if meta-analysis is being considered).
Each module takes 3.5-5 hours to complete. The assignments take approximately 10 and 20 hours, respectively, depending on whether you are using an existing project or starting a new one.
- Different types of evidence that can be synthesized
- How to formulate a review question
- How to develop a review protocol
- How to abstract data
- How to perform a meta-analysis
Course cost: $1600
This course is offered twice a year, in September and January.
This two day course will focus on specific objectives and will include a mixture of didactic and interactive learning and lead to the completion of a project proposal. The course will use the Knowledge to Action Cycle as a framework: www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/39033.html.
This course will provide participants with the understanding and tools to increase the impact of your knowledge translation (KT) activities.
The purpose of this course is to:
- Learn the basics of putting knowledge into action
- Apply the basics of knowledge translation to a project relevant to your own setting
- Build capacity in the practice of knowledge translation
Skills support (methodology, evaluation, needs assessments etc) will be available to participants as they complete their project plans
Course cost: $600
Pragmatic KT Trials
The purpose of the 2 day workshop is to review the stages of trial design, from conceiving the question, to defining the intervention and comparators, to estimating the required sample size and developing a logistics plan. Interspersed with the short didactic and discussion review sessions are longer sessions during which you can draft your own protocol for a pilot trial, or even a large definitive trial, of you intervention and discuss it with colleagues doing exactly the same thing, led by experienced trialists, in a supportive environment.
This short course is based on the PRACTIHC (Pragmatic Trials in Health Care) web mounted course (www.practihc.org) developed with European Union funding and taught in several countries. It focuses on the challenge of designing Pragmatic trials, that is, randomized trials whose results will reflect the expected performance of the intervention under real world conditions.
Course cost: $750